Erin Keever

Senior Producer, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She joined WFAE as an intern in 2006 and has since worked as a researcher, production assistant, food blog editor, on-air announcer, and now senior producer. She's a graduate of UNC Charlotte, but before that attended UNC Greensboro where she proudly worked at her college radio station WUAG. Erin is a native Charlottean and still misses the Spaghetti Warehouse from back when SouthEnd was gritty.

Have an idea for the show? Email her at or follow her on Twitter: @ErinKeeverWFAE

7:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Well, our guest today says don't bother! Economist Joel Waldfogel has studied holiday gift giving and says our spending habits generate vast amounts of economic waste.

This show originally aired Dec. 22, 2009.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

By the end of the year the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte is expected to release its list of clergy members "credibly accused" of sexual abuse. We take a look at what happens then.

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Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019

The new film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" captures the spirit of a man many of us grew up with - Mister Rogers. Before you see Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, listen to our conversation with two authors about Rogers' legacy. 

This show originally aired Oct. 30, 2019. 

Gage Skidmore, David Boraks, Erin Keever, Ben Stanfield

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

Programming note: The Local News Roundup was preempted by impeachment proceedings and will air on Monday at 9am.

Impeachment hearings begin as 9th District Congressman Dan Bishop publishes what he believes to be the identity of the whistleblower. And, good news for Charlotte’s bid for Major League Soccer. That and more on the Local News Roundup.

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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

The latest on our ongoing growth and development. Big changes in SouthEnd, Dilworth and elsewhere and more banking competition. We hear about it all.

Andrew Marantz. Photo Credit: Luke Marantz

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

What happens when toxic, hateful beliefs from the dark corners of the internet leak into the mainstream? The author of "Anti-Social" joins us.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

The authors of two books about one of the most influential men in early childhood education – TV’s Mister Rogers.

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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Everyone’s favorite topic: traffic! It’s bad and getting worse. Can we do anything to fix it?  A closer look.

This show originally aired Aug. 26, 2019.


Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Everything you need to know about the CMS school board race. Who’s running, the issues, and what’s at stake with three local education reporters.


Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Programming note: This show originally aired January 23, 2019. Our originally scheduled show with Andrew Marantz, author of "Anti-Social" will be rescheduled to a later date. 

Charlotte has been engaged in a community book discussion around Richard Rothstein’s book "The Color of Law." The book illustrates how laws and housing policy at all levels promoted discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Mike Collins talks to the author and local organizers about what has resulted from the community discussions so far.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mike Collins sits down with Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden who finds himself in the middle of a national debate on immigration.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A new investigation offers some clues into the city's homicide problem.  Reporters found that people arrested on weapons charges rarely face any real punishment.  Prosecutors here dismiss the majority of weapons charges.  That often leads to suspects committing more severe crimes.  We hear more from the journalists who reported the story and from the DA and a long-time prosecutor.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A look at what’s happening with two of our city’s key drivers: business and development. Things are booming. What’s next?

This special series explores work/life balance. The four-part series tackles our work-obsessed culture, child care challenges, family leave policies, and finally, how to find fulfillment - and maybe even happiness - at work. 

All four parts available here or wherever you get podcasts.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

We wrap up our work-life balance series on what we hope will be a positive note: how to find happiness and fulfillment in and outside the office. Much of our identity is tied up in what we do — there’s no escaping it. And work does give us a sense of purpose, but does it make us happy?

This is the fourth in a special four-part series about work-life balance. Details.


Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

We begin a series on a topic that many, many Americans struggle with: achieving a work-life balance. We start with a look at the basics swirling around why we don’t take vacations, why we can’t seem to leave work behind and concentrate on family and, when we do, fail at both. We examine the challenges and explore whether a work-life balance is even possible.

This is the first in a special four-part series about work-life balance. Details.

Flickr/Tony Webster

Thursday, September 19, 2019

We’ve heard that global meat production is a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and scientists warn that to help combat climate change, we must reduce our meat consumption – especially beef. Can eating less meat save the planet?


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Veteran journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts died Tuesday at the age of 75. She was known as one of the "founding mothers" of public radio. We remember her by listening back to our 2014 conversation about the remarkable women in our nation's history.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fighting "Imposter Syndrome," that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you aren't up to the job and may be found out. Then we shift focus to harnessing your personal style to increase your productivity.

This show originally aired February 1, 2018.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

The election of the Dans is underway and, in advance of Election Day, we talk to Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop running in the North Carolina 9th District.